Nokia was once the largest mobile phone manufacturer on the planet and the envy of its competitors. But when the iPhone arrived and changed the market forever, the Finnish manufacturer had little choice but to ditch its legacy smartphone operating system in favor of something that could compete with modern alternatives.
The platform he chose was Windows Phone from Microsoft and succeeded in producing the first mobile phone in the Lumia line.
Things continue to move forward for Nokia and the second generation of Windows Phone devices is even more successful than the first. So if you are going to sell your Nokia Lumia 800 handset and upgrade to a newer model, there are plenty of options available.
Nokia Lumia 520
The Lumia 520 is arguably the best budget smartphone in the market as it manages to offer some impressive features without being too expensive.
It has a dual core processor, a four inch screen and a five megapixel camera. It also comes with a variety of different exterior colors, which means you can choose the one that suits your personality and taste.
Windows Phone 8 is onboard and the platform runs consistently across all modern Nokia smartphones – something that can’t be said about Android’s more nervous performance on low-priced handsets.
Nokia Lumia 925
At the other end of the scale is the Lumia 925. This is Nokia’s latest high-end Windows Phone 8 device and has been making a real impression since its recent launch.
What makes the Lumia 925 so alluring is its design, as it has an ultra-thin chassis that’s only 8.5mm thick. It’s slimmer and lighter than the previous Lumia 920 and still manages to pack in almost exactly the same hardware components.
Its 8.7-megapixel PureView camera is another good feature, as it offers great performance even in poor lighting conditions and is equipped with a dual-LED flash.
The next big thing for Nokia (and currently the source of many industry rumours) are high-end camera phones running on the Windows Phone 8 platform.
Nokia’s 808 PureView handset made its debut last year, but was compromised to some degree by running outdated Symbian software. Now, its 41 megapixel camera technology is expected to enter a new Windows-oriented device in 2013 called EOS.
It will likely share the same slim chassis as the Lumia 925, albeit with a slightly bigger bump where the camera is equipped.
Nokia rival Samsung has now revealed the Galaxy S4 Camera, suggesting that consumers are once again looking for a handset that puts photography high on the agenda, so the EOS may be a big seller.
Nokia has put all its eggs in one basket by embracing the Windows Phone ecosystem, but it seems the gamble has paid off for the manufacturer and its loyal fans. No other company currently offers such a diverse range of Windows-powered smartphones.